New York, New York
September 11, 2010
On the 9th anniversary of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks killed 2,752 victims anti-mosque protesters were led by conservative blogger Pamela Gellar, who Time magazine tributes with "first drumming up opposition to the planned Park51 complex and transforming the issue into a politically loaded national debate."
Protesters rally against the proposed Islamic center two blocks from the World Trade Center. Thousands of people took to the streets Saturday here in dueling protests over building a mosque close to Ground Zero, triggering noisy sidewalk arguments closely watched by a tight police guard.
Thousands of extremely opinionated people flooded the streets after the somber morning ceremony, where the names of the 2,752 victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks were read. Many mourners weren't happy with the attention the protesters were garnering: "It's their five minutes of fame...It's a terrible thing.